They stuck the landing on this one.
There is a lot to like about this movie. The acting, set design, and cinematography are all excellent, and it's a completely original idea (that seeing it now, you realize how many movies since have stolen from it). This is the third John Carpenter movie I have seen and something I notice about him is that he wants the viewer to be delighted, thrilled and tickled by his imagination. I will be returning to his filmography for sure.